So given the large number of similar questions that have popped up after the Toucan 3 release I thought I would write a longish post here to summarise for everyone where we are now and what will happen next!
Job updating bug
This bug is totally my fault and I completely dropped the ball on it. No data is lost or corrupted with this bug, it simply means that your existing jobs will not load. You can either wait for the next release for this to be solved or fix it yourself, the lines needed to do so are:
For Sync jobs
CheckSize=0 CheckTime=0 CheckShort=0 CheckFull=0 Recycle=0 PreviewChanges=0
For Backup jobs
Simply add these to the end of any existing jobs and they should be fixed.
No more Help tab
The help for this release was moved to a new html based system and as such the dedicated tab was removed, mainly because embedding a web browser inside Toucan would dramatically increase its size.
There are a few reasons that help has been moved to this format. Firstly is that a fairly common user request was to be able to have the help and Toucan visible at the same time, to allow you to follow what it is saying for example. Also people wanted a more full featured help viewing system, realistically the only way to do this, and support multiple platforms, is to use html in a web browser.
Also this new system will allow us to integrate better with the next version of the PortableApps.com platform.
No more About button
As there was no longer a help viewer on the help tab it seemed somewhat odd to have just an about button. As such it will be removed. The fact that people seem to not like this surprises me slightly. The version is printed every time you run a job and will be included in the help file. Also with the release of the PortableApps.com Updater there shouldn't ever really be a need to manually update. What do people normally look at the about box for?
Help file missing bits
I am going to spend some time this evening adding various bits and pieces to the help file. I don't think any information has been lost over the last version, it is more that things are still missing and I will try to improve it as much as I can. Unfortunately it normally suffers from the fact that I would rather spend time programming than documenting.
I will try and fix as many bugs as I can this evening and I aim to fix everything that has been brought up so far as well as add to the help file. I will then endeavour to send a new release (3.1) for release tonight so normality can resume as soon as possible. Thankyou everyone for your patience and feedback.